Often, our best moments are during times of trial. Indeed, what we remember most and what is most inspiring are not the scores of naysayers that exclaim “it’s dark, it’s dark” to describe the gloom that is all around us, but the humble, smug, and steady person that lights a candle so that others can see.
Neal Maxwell said this best:
Men’s and nations’ finest hour consist of those moments when extraordinary challenge is met by extraordinary response. Hence in those darkest hours, we must light our individual candles rather than vying with others to call attention to the enveloping darkness.
In a moment of Hansei and reflection, how are you behaving? Are you exclaiming that things are dark? Or, are you doing your part to lift others? As for me, I have much yet to learn. I’m thankful for the time allotted to me, that I might still learn and become better.